H&R Block shares rally after narrower-than-expected quarterly loss

H&R Block shares rally after narrower-than-expected quarterly loss

H&R Block shares rally after narrower-than-expected quarterly loss

Strong Sell. Investors might also notice that two months ago the Buy recommendations (0) were less than Sell recommendations (0). During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.34) earnings per share. About shares traded. First Trust Small Cap Cr AlphaDEXFd (ETF) (NASDAQ:FYX) has risen 10.20% since August 1, 2016 and is uptrending.

The Kansas City-based tax prep specialist reported Q3 EPS of ($0.49) per share, which was $0.03 better than the Wall street consensus view of a loss of ($0.52).

The company - which offers tax preparation services and other financial services - lost 49 cents per share over the course of its third quarter, which was worse than the 34 cents per share it lost in the same quarter of the previous year. It has a past 5-day performance of 3.5 percent and trades at an average volume of 2.91M shares.

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Session activity on H&R Block, Inc.(NYSE:HRB) stock is placing it on today's most active list. Fmr Ltd Liability Co owns 0.02% invested in H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) for 6.83M shares. Oppenheimer Holdings analyst S. Schneeberger now anticipates that the brokerage will earn $3.77 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $3.43. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of H & R Block from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Friday, December 9th. H & R Block Inc has a 12 month low of $19.18 and a 12 month high of $29.81. The stock's next day closing price was $22.79 with the loss of -2.36% in its share price. The count of Hold ratings in that period was 1.

In a conference call following better-than-expected third quarter earnings results Tuesday evening - results that account for much of H&R Block's 16% surge in Wednesday trading - CEO Bill Cobb said that he is not afraid of what changes in healthcare and tax policy mean for H&R Block's business. The firm's revenue was down 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. The ETF decreased 0.74% or $0.4 on March 7, reaching $53.83. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.22%. BTIG Research maintained it with "Buy" rating and $36 target in Tuesday, August 25 report. The 1-year price target of the company is 23.43. H & R Block's payout ratio is presently 57.14%. If you are reading this piece of content on another publication, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US and global copyright and trademark laws. The most expectant earnings per share estimate of the stock is set at $1.7 while the conservative estimates kept at $1.53 over the current year. The Company provides assisted income tax return preparation, digital do-it-yourself (DIY) tax solutions and other services and products related to income tax return preparation to the general public primarily in the United States, Canada, Australia and their respective territories.

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